Congressman Michael Cloud responds to Capitol incident

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early on Friday, March 2, an attack on the U.S. capitol left one officer dead and another injured.

According to sources, Capitol police opened fire after the vehicle rammed into a barricade on Constitution avenue, on the north side of the complex.

As the incident was unfolding, National guard troops helped assist in riot gear.

The pentagon says 2,300 National Guard troops supported local, state, and federal authorities.

U.S. Representative for district 27, Michael cloud released the following statement saying:

“I am deeply saddened that officer Evans was killed today while serving in the line of duty as a capitol police officer. Rosel and I pray for comfort for his family and for all who serve as capitol police. We are particularly grateful for those who responded today at the scene and worked to keep the capitol safe and consistently display heroism and courage in service to our nation.”

Senator Ted Cruz responded on twitter with a similar reaction to the incident.

“Heidi extend our deepest condolences on the loss of the U.S. Capitol Police’s finest. We will continue to pray for the second officer in the hospital. Thank you to all the brave men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police,” he tweeted.

In addition Senator, John Cornyn, responded on social media, as he retweeted the Senate Republicans statement, “Please join us in praying for America’s brave capitol police and their families. Today and every day, we are grateful for their service and sacrifice.”

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